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    2002 Toyota Camry - LE V6 (A4)

    Pros: Smooth ride

    Cons: None

    Advice: Buy one

    A perfect car. The best car that I ever owned.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD

    Pros: body styling

    Cons: does not come standard with ABS

    Advice: Get it now before it goes into high demand!

    Ride is smooth except for large bumps (such as speedbumps). Controls comfortably accessable. Excellent handling. Spaceous. A very good buy.

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    2002 Toyota Land Cruiser - Base

    Pros: Driving position with good seating and vision.

    Cons: Gas mileage (19.5 mpg) less than I hoped for.

    Advice: Get the 'Limited' model.

    I have 2700 miles on the vehicle, basically in surban and highway driving, and like it better the more I drive. Ride and every day handling are excellent. Most features are well thoughtout; and finsh and fit are a-one. Engine is very smooth and powerfull. The gearing is a little taller than I would have picked, but since I plan to tow a trailer okay for the future.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - XR (M5) FWD

    Pros: Fold down front seat

    Cons: The high center arm rest makes it difficult to buckle your seatbelt.

    Advice: get the cold weather package. It heats up SOOO fast.

    The car is quite quick off the line but starts to loose its punch at about 30 mph. The car handles great with the 17' alloy wheels. I'm 6'4' and pretty wide at the sholders and I fit into the car without any problem, and I don't have to strugle to get out because the seats are higher than any compact car I have ever been in. The only thing that I would have liked to have seen is plastic grocrie bag holders attached to the back of the rear seats so things don't roll all over the place when cornering. Oh and Why didn't they put in a 3 prong outlet?? I had to get an adapter for my laptop.

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    2003 Toyota Matrix - Standard (M5) FWD

    Pros: Hatchback

    Cons: Could be a bit larger, especially in front seating.

    Advice: BUY before price goes up.

    Good solid feeling smallish car. Versatile layout - hatchbacks are back ! Power is just enough not to get in trouble.

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    2002 Toyota Camry - SE V6 (A4)

    Pros: Sunroof

    Cons: Poor service

    Advice: Stay away, service after the sale, at least from Elmhurst Toyota, is a real problem.

    Car drives and handles great - when it wants to. Have had a continuing problem with the vehicle jerking on deceleration. Toyota has a service bulletin out on the V6 that takes away most, but not all, of the problem. The rest they attribute to 'normal operation'. Aside from this, the ABS actuator and the dash had to be replaced - both after long waits for parts (8 days on the ABS actuator and 2 months on the dash). Would not recommend this vehicle based on service problems. (Am currently involved in a dispute with Toyota over the deceleration problem.)

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    2002 Toyota Avalon - XLS w/Bucket

    Pros: The comfortabe ride, how quiet

    Cons: More power would be nice

    Advice: Just take it for a test ride is all I have to say

    Quiet..............Calm..............Very comfortable....Very reasuring. This is a car that I entend to keep for a long time.